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What Is Ruby Chocolate? How It’s Made, Ruby Cocoa, & FAQ.

Ever since the controversial new ruby chocolate was revealed at a Shanghai trade show in September 2017, the ever-wandering eye of the public has been curious about pink chocolate. China’s not exactly a hub for craft chocolate making, after all. Yet one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world chose to debut their newest …

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Where To Buy Craft Chocolate Online

In these strange times of quarantine, small chocolate businesses still need our support. So in an effort to make your shopping easier, here are the best places to buy craft chocolate online. We go from the best craft chocolate on Amazon to online craft chocolate retailers (sorted by country). There are even unique gifts for …

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Chocolate On The Road: The Rise of Milk Alternatives

“I look at my sister’s kids… and I think that the chocolate that we’re making today is the kind of nostalgia that I want to give them, because I think it’s a better system for the future.” -Joshua Rosen, Founder of Charm School Chocolate Coconut milk chocolate has become a pretty standard part of any …

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Thailand’s Homegrown Craft Chocolate Culture

Thailand is hot. Even in the dead of winter, the south is sticky, melty hot. It’s not the kind of hot you normally associate with chocolate, but Thailand has actually been growing cacao— the raw material for chocolate— for over a century. Over the last few years, this fruit has been cropping up across southern …

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What is WholeFruit Chocolate? (Made With Cacao Sugar)

Almost exactly two years after the company’s release of ruby chocolate, Zurich-based Barry Callebaut has released a new product: WholeFruit Chocolate. Some statistics dropped about the product line include 70%, which is how much of the cacao pod is said to be wasted in the processing of cacao. You may have seen some of the …

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Korean Chocolate Culture: From Bean to Bar & Beyond

Korean chocolate is a topic close to my heart, as I’ve been living in South Korea for the last three years, and watched the local market blossom. However, South Korea is rarely— if ever— associated with great chocolate. It’s not that Korean chocolate has a bad reputation, but rather that it doesn’t have a reputation …

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Why Travel For Chocolate?

For some people (like yours truly), finding amazing chocolate in surprising places is reason enough to travel. But traveling for chocolate is not as simple as going to a different country to buy a Cadbury cream egg. In fact, despite the name, chocolate travel doesn’t always involve going to another country at all. Sometimes it just means having …

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